• The Best Fine Dust Masks

    Fine Dust Masks – What You Need to Know

    The wrong fine dust mask, or one worn incorrectly, is only a waste of money. I recently published an article discussing the air quality in Korea and how to deal with it. After sharing the post on Facebook, a lot of people disagreed about the usage period of disposable masks. Many people said that they use them for a few days…

  • Seoul Air pollution

    Seoul Air Pollution – Everything You Need to Know

    Today Korea’s AQI reached over 250, an amount considered very unhealthy by the American Environmental Protection Agency. ‘Everyone may experience more serious health effects’ to the effect of smoking over ten cigarettes. Even a normal day has an equivalent health toll as smoking 3 cigarettes.¹ This is everything you need to know about Seoul air pollution. However, rarely does anyone…

  • Udo Island in South Korea

    An Afternoon on Udo

    All of Korea isn’t Seoul. It’s something you will hear time and time again. Seoul isn’t all there is to Korea. This is something that few visitors realise until they get the chance to leave the city – me included. But once you leave the cities, there is a whole new dimension to the country. People with amazing stories, beautiful…

  • Seoul Cheongryangri

    First Things to Do After Landing in Seoul

    Moving to another country is no easy task! However, with planning, this process can be made painless. This in-depth guide is created to help make your transition as easy, and as smooth as possible. These are the first things to do after landing in Seoul! The Ultimate Guide to Moving to South KoreaCost of Living in SeoulGuide to Housing in…

  • Pukekura Park from Poet's Bridge

    Why You Must Visit Pukekura Park

    Here’s why you should add this garden of national significance to your bucket list. Pukekura Park is something quite surprising indeed. For many reasons, but among them, the location. This world-famous garden is located in what is the otherwise often overlooked city of New Plymouth. A city that is often left off of the bucket lists of tourists who visit…

  • Tupare Gardens

    The Best Garden in New Plymouth?

    Tupare Gardens is located just inside the city limits of New Plymouth and has been standing since 1932. The garden is part of a large homestead that was built by Sir Russell Matthews. Since, it has become one of New Plymouth’s premier parks and attracts visitors year round. Tupare is a popular swimming destination as well as being a fantastic…

  • Lake Rotokare in Taranaki

    Kiwi in the Heart of Taranaki

    Lake Rotokare stands as a stunning scenic reserve in the heart of Taranaki. The lake is home to much different native birdlife. It is also one of the few places that kiwi live in Taranaki. The lake itself is a community-led conservation project that aims to bring about restoration, protection, and enhancement of the local ecosystem. Native, and often endangered…

  • DSC1774 500x330 - Must Visit Beaches in New Plymouth

    Must Visit Beaches in New Plymouth

    Despite being rated as the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet in 2017, Taranaki is still a very underrated place within New Zealand. These are the must visit beaches in New Plymouth! Preface There’s a certain type of lifestyle that exists within Taranaki. A rather chill atmosphere with a laid-back attitude – something which makes…

  • Korean Cafes

    The Unique and Surprising Cafe Culture of Seoul

    There are many countries that are famous for coffee cultures – Italy, Brazil, and Ethiopia to name but a few. These countries are infamous for coffee. Who doesn’t have fantasies of sitting under the Italian morning sun and enjoying the atmosphere of a bustling street corner (albeit while standing)? Cafe Culture of Seoul As with everything though, there are also…

  • Myeongdong Street Food

    The Best Street Food in Seoul!

    With the massive crowds and expensive shopping, why exactly does everyone like Myeongdong? Myeongdong is famous as it is one of the most built-up areas of Seoul. With one of the most stunning skylines in Seoul, it is also one of the most popular areas to visit. Myeongdong is also one of the most widely covered (in terms of blogs…

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